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Student Employment

Current open positions are listed in Handshake The Library hires most students through the Federal Work Study program, but there are non-work study positions available from time to time.  The following types of opportunities are available to student workers:

Public Services

Students assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the library.  Duties include loaning books and equipment, welcoming visitors and providing customer service, shelving and maintaining the book collection, and other duties as assigned. These student positions require a customer service orientation and basic familiarity with computer hardware, software, and printing operations.  Training is provided.

Archives & Special Collections

Students assist the archives staff with digitization projects by scanning, photographing, and documenting materials using various equipment.  Use photo or document editing software and enter descriptive information (metadata) about source photographs, documents, and objects into collection software.

Inventory Projects

Students use a laptop and barcode scanner to enter library books into inventory software.  They will be trained on inventory procedures and how to use the library catalog. Tasks include correctly shelving books, adding barcodes to books, making corrections and adding new information to the library database, reporting problems to the librarians, and other duties as assigned.

Cataloging & Data Cleanup

Students will be trained on the use of library software, structure of library records, and library database procedures.  Tasks may include making corrections and adding new information to the library database, creating labels and adding barcodes to books, searching library stacks for materials, reporting problems to the librarian and other duties as assigned.

Cataloging & A/V Materials

Students learn to process new books and audio-visual materials, including labeling, covering, and reboxing DVDs.  Tasks may include preparing bindery orders, checking in books back from the bindery, searching stacks for missing books and problems, boxing books for withdrawl, and working on various cataloging clean-up projects.

Inter-Library Loan

Students assist with ILL tasks by getting materials from the stacks, processing incoming and outgoing ILL shipments, and scanning articles or chapters from both print and microfilm/microfiche.

Contact Marian Courtney 610.660.1905 with any questions about student employment in the library.  For a complete description of the work study process and requirements see the Office of Financial Aid
https://sites.sju.edu/finaid/federal-work- study/
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